Drummond Woodsum Attorneys at Law

Portland, ME        207.772.1941
Portsmouth, NH        603.433.3317
Manchester, NH        603.716.2895
Lebanon, NH        603.448.2221



Cannabis Industry Regulatory and Licensing Attorney – Mid-Level
Portland, Maine

Drummond Woodsum seeks an associate attorney with a minimum of 2 years of comparable law firm or relevant government practice experience to join its regulated substance practice at its Portland office. Drummond has the premier cannabis practice in the State of Maine and is a leader in New England. Drummond’s regulated substances practice attorneys assist cannabis businesses, municipalities, and Tribal Nations in Maine and across the country in navigating the robust and ever-changing laws governing the cultivation, manufacturing and sale of medical and adult use marijuana and hemp. In addition, the regulated substances group works closely with the firm's government relations, corporate, employment, tax, municipal, and real estate practices to advise investors, property owners, and hemp and medical and adult use marijuana businesses on a wide range of matters including corporate formation and structuring; corporate mergers and acquisitions;  capital raises; local permitting and licensing, trademark and intellectual property protection.  The successful candidate must be proactive, with a strong work ethic and the ability to effectively manage internal and external client and counsel relationships. This is a truly unique opportunity to join a fast growing practice in an emergent and dynamic area of law. 

Candidates applying for attorney positions with Drummond Woodsum should have outstanding academic credentials, comparable law firm or relevant government practice experience, at least two letters of reference, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Maine bar admission preferred. Drummond Woodsum offers a generous benefits package including a choice of medical plans with wellness reimbursements, life insurance, short and long term disability insurance, 401(k)/Profit Sharing plan, on-site subsidized parking, and more. 

To apply please submit a letter of interest and resume to hr@dwmlaw.com. All inquiries held in the strictest confidence.

No phone calls, please.  

Special Education / School Law Attorney  
Portland, Maine

Drummond Woodsum is a full service law firm with a busy and thriving school law practice. The firm has offices in Maine and New Hampshire and represents public school districts, charter schools, colleges and other public entities. 

The firm’s Portland office is currently seeking an associate attorney, ideally with 3-5 years of legal experience in special education and student rights law. Our special education lawyers advise clients across the state of Maine on all issues related to special education law, including assisting clients throughout the identification process, reviewing and revising special education policies and procedures, counseling clients on compliance with state and federal disability rights laws, responding to state and federal compliance complaints, and handling state agency due process hearings and complaints as well as federal court appeals.   

  • 3-5 years of legal experience in special education law is strongly preferred.
  • Candidates must have excellent academic credentials, strong research, writing and analytical skills, and be highly motivated.
  • Candidates must have strong interpersonal and advocacy skills for conducting in-district and statewide trainings for school leaders, advising school board clients during public meetings, and handling oral arguments and motions in court. 
  • Litigation and/or administrative hearing experience is a plus.

Drummond Woodsum offers a competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Jessica Garretson, HR Manager at jgarretson@dwmlaw.com.  All inquiries held in the strictest confidence. No phone calls, please.

School Law Attorney
Manchester, New Hampshire
Drummond Woodsum & MacMahon, a regional New England law firm with offices in New Hampshire and Maine, is seeking an attorney with at least 5 years of experience to join the firm’s education and school law practice in New Hampshire.
The attorney will provide representation to public school districts throughout the state on a broad range of legal matters, including student rights and student discipline, public employment and labor, policy development, litigation, school safety, and compliance with state and federal laws and regulations. The ideal candidate will have strong legal and educational credentials, excellent research, writing and analytical skills, and a desire to be part of a team of attorneys committed to providing public school boards and administrators with the highest level of legal services.
Drummond Woodsum is committed to providing resources for professional growth and development to its attorneys.  We offer mentorship and training, a collegial work environment, competitive salary and comprehensive benefits, family friendly policies, and generous retirement benefits. 
To apply, please direct your letter of interest and resume to Darnell Filleul at dfilleul@dwmlaw.com.  All inquiries held in the strictest confidence. No phone calls, please.


Drummond Woodsum is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer that does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, veteran's status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, creed, citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. Our Firm's policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment. To achieve our goal of equal opportunity, Drummond Woodsum maintains an affirmative action plan through which it makes good faith efforts to recruit, hire and advance in employment qualified minorities, females, disabled individuals and covered veterans. EOE M/F/V/D

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